DEVELOPMENT OF GRAPHOMOTORICS AND CORRECTION OF GRAPHOMOTOR DIFFICULTIES IN PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS
Petra Jedlickova – Anna Sleziakova
The present study deals with the search for connections between writing disorders and graphomotor skills, as well as with the development of graphomotor difficulties in children with dysgraphia and the secondary development of attention. The authors of the study present the results of qualitative research aimed at monitoring changes in the field of graphomotor skills in children who participated in the program “Method of Good Start”. The examined sample consisted of 3 respondents who were diagnosed with a writing disorder. By implementing this method, there was not only the development of motor and graphomotor skills but also improved attention in selected children. Concerning individuals with a diagnosed attention disorder, we talk about both impaired attention in all its components and a weakened level of motor skills. The authors of the study thus describe the Method of Good Start and point out the possibility of using it for the development or intervention of pupils with ADHD/ADD. Consequently, the study focuses on constructive criticism of the Method of Good Start from the point of view of motivation, which is a strong activation factor for individuals with ADHD, and thus would correspond to the current interests of elementary-aged children.
graphomotorics, Method of Good Start ADHD, attention disorder, dysgraphia, fine motor skills, graphomotor programs